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Prof. Sergei Turitsyn

Professor in Photonics, Director of the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AiPT)

Aston University

Prof. Sergei Turitsyn graduated from the Department of Physics of the Novosibirsk University, Russia in 1982 and received his Ph.D. degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics from the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia in 1986. From 1992 to 1998 he worked in the Institute for Theoretical Physics I, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany; first as a Humboldt Fellow and then within the collaborative projects with Deutsche Telekom. He joined the Photonics Research Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University in 1998.During last two decades he has been working on various problems of nonlinear science, including soliton theory, self-focusing of light beams, discrete nonlinear systems, and nonlinear fibre optics. My recent research has been shifted towards the high-speed optical communications, nonlinear photonic devices, Raman-based technologies, and ultra-long fibre lasers.

OSA Fellow, FIOP, SMIEEE, Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellow (2005-10).
Research Interests
  • Nonlinear science:Dynamics of nonlinear waves and solitons, stability of nonlinear waves, propagation of nonlinear waves in optical fibres; theory of the pulse generation and amplification in active media; dynamics of the coherent structures in lattices including waveguide and fibre arrays; energy localization in lattices; supercontinuum generation in fibres.
  • Fibre optic and optical communications:
    High-bit-rate optical communication systems, dispersion-management in fibre transmission lines; soliton-based transmission and optical signal processing lines, design and modelling of advanced components and devices for high-bit-rate optical communication systems, statistics of nonlinear optical data transmission, information theory of nonlinear fibre channels, all-optical regeneration; fibre laser technologies, including ultra-long fibre lasers, modelling and design of fibre lasers and converters; Raman-based amplification in high-speed fibre links.

In ETN WON Prof. Turitsyn acts as an active member of the WON Leading Team and supervise ESR11.

Prof. Sergei Turitsyn’s personal webpage. 

Professional Experience

  1. 1998-2005
    Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University.
  2. Since 2005
    Professor in Photonics
    Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University.
  3. Since 2013
    Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AiPT)